Biloxi Temporarily Bans All New XXX Businesses - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Biloxi Temporarily Bans All New XXX Businesses

 BILOXI (WLOX) -- Anyone hoping to open an adult oriented business in Biloxi must put those plans on hold for now.

Biloxi already regulates where adult oriented business can locate in relation to schools and churches. Tuesday, the council approved a moratorium on any new adult stores.

Ward 5 Councilman Tom Wall said during the development of the city's comprehensive plan a few years ago, the city mistakenly gave approval power of such businesses to the community development department. Wall said decisions like that should rest with the council.

"We did not intend for that to happen with adult, x-rated that sort of thing. So we want to take a look at that ordinance again and possibly do some amendments to it. That's why we put a moratorium on it, to give us a chance to redo that ordinance," Wall told WLOX News.

Wall said he expects the moratorium to last 60 days. The resolution does not impact existing adult oriented businesses.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Hall of Fame billiards player Mike Massey using pool to spread the word of God

    Hall of Fame billiards player Mike Massey using pool to spread the word of God

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 12:14 AM EDT2017-07-26 04:14:13 GMT

    Mike Massey says he's been on a mission since he had a spiritual experience.  He's using pool and the bible to spread the word through his Gospel Trick Shot Ministry.  

    More >>

    Mike Massey says he's been on a mission since he had a spiritual experience.  He's using pool and the bible to spread the word through his Gospel Trick Shot Ministry.  

    More >>
  • Biloxi Shuckers held off the Blue Wahoos 5-4 in Pensacola Tuesday night

    Biloxi Shuckers held off the Blue Wahoos 5-4 in Pensacola Tuesday night

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 10:39 PM EDT2017-07-26 02:39:53 GMT

    The Biloxi Shuckers were coasting under the win column until Pensacola exploded for three runs in the bottom of the ninth to close the gap.  Luckily, Biloxi would close the door on the Blue Wahoos rally.

    More >>

    The Biloxi Shuckers were coasting under the win column until Pensacola exploded for three runs in the bottom of the ninth to close the gap.  Luckily, Biloxi would close the door on the Blue Wahoos rally.

    More >>
  • Bus drivers preparing for school year

    Bus drivers preparing for school year

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 10:38 PM EDT2017-07-26 02:38:14 GMT
    234 Harrison County School District buses hit the roads every day. (Photo source: WLOX News)234 Harrison County School District buses hit the roads every day. (Photo source: WLOX News)

    In less than two weeks most schools across the Coast will be back in session and the roads will be filled with school buses.  Leading up to the first day of school Harrison County offers training for new bus drivers with the focus on a top priority. 

    More >>

    In less than two weeks most schools across the Coast will be back in session and the roads will be filled with school buses.  Leading up to the first day of school Harrison County offers training for new bus drivers with the focus on a top priority. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly